I went as Blair Waldorf for Halloween, and I thus needed to get a neutral shadow palette. Blair’s make-up is usually matte and flawless, but since it was for a party and I would probably never touch plain brown eye shadow after this, I got a fun palette: Sonia Kashuk Textured Taupe. There is a matte shade, but the other colors get progressively more shimmery and then there’s straight-up glitter. It’s lovely. The top two colors are day-wearable, so it’s something to throw in the purse for date night after work!
Stila Convertible Color in Lillium. This is not a color I’d ever go for –it’s a little too plain in the pan– but it was part of a kit, and so I tried it out. Lordy. It is the perfect flush of peach. Great with dark dramatic eyes, but also quite nice as a daily color.
Finally, Just Bitten. Another Blair purchase. She wears a barely-there pink lip, so I knew I wanted a stain. The color is Passion and it’s a convincing dupe for Nars Schiap. One layer of it is subtle pink, multiple and you have a bright pink stain. And if you want the color to be really intense, add clear gloss.